June 5, 2008 Ė
Recap by Sassy
Last week on iMPACT
CROSS THE LINE
Black Machismo Jay Lethal & Sonjay Dutt with SoCal Val
and Ace Young defeated Lance Hoyt & Jimmie Rave, Rock Ďn Rave Infection,
with Christy Hemme in 4 minutes.
Angelina Love with Velvet Sky defeated Roxxi Laveaux in 4
Awesome Kong with Raisha Saeed defeated fan Lela Bates in 2
In a King of the Mountain Qualifying Match, The War Machine
Rhino defeated Cowboy James Storm with Jacqueline in 3 minutes.
In a King of the Mountain Qualifying Match, The Instant
Classic Christian Cage defeated Tomko in 8 minutes.
iMPACT is broadcast from Universal Studios, Orlando, FL on
the Spike TV Network
Ringside announcers: Mike Tenay and Don West
Ring announcer: David Penzer
Ringside valet: SoCal Val
Backstage interviews: Jeremy Borash, Crystal Loutham and
Thereís a match FIRST?
I may not be able to handle a match before an hour of senseless dialogue.
Booker T from Houston, TX
Robert Roode from Manhattan, NY
The War Machine Rhino from Detroit, MI
The Instant Classic Christian Cage from Tampa, FL by way of
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
These four will face The
Samoan Submission Machine Samoa Joe at King of the Mountain at the
Slammiversary pay per view. Rhino goes for an early pin on Roode but Roode kicks
out. Rhino tags in Cage who goes for a kick and then a cover, but Cage only gets
a one count. Roode tags in Booker. Cage sends Roode from the ring apron to the
floor and Booker uses the distraction to deliver a high kick. Booker tags in
Roode. Roode and Booker do a little double-teaming before Booker leaves the
ring. Roode pokes Cage in the eyes and tags in Booker. The two of them deliver a
suplex to Cage before Roode exits the ring. Booker delivers a kick to Cage, goes
for a cover and gets a two count. Cage goes for a DDT off the top but Roode
shoves him out of the way and Cage meets the mat. Roode misses a lariat and Cage
catches Roode with an inverted DDT before tagging in Rhino. Roode tags in
Booker. Rhino delivers a spine buster and goes for the cover, getting a two
count before Roode breaks it up. Cage enters the ring and sends Roode to the
floor and then takes Roode out with a cross body block. Booker misses the ax
kick, Rhino catches Booker with the gore and goes for the cover but Brother Ray
and Brother Devon of Team 3D enter the ring and break it up. Time: 5 minutes.
Winners: The Instant Classic Christian Cage and The War
Machine Rhino via disqualification
AJ Styles enters the ring to take out Team 3D and Booker T.
Everyone is back on their feet and Styles, Cage and Rhino clear the ring. Styles
tells Cage that they used to be like brothers and he just hopes now that they
can both be on the same page. Styles tells Team 3D and Booker that he is not out
to beat Angle, he is out to hurt Angle. Styles then tells them that he is going
to take care of Tomko tonight. Cornette appears to tell everyone that there will
be a match against Tomko tonight. Cornette says that it will be one on one
because the special guest enforcer in that match will be Big Sexy Kevin Nash.
Jeremy Borash had an interview earlier today with Joe. JB
wants to know if Joe trusts Nash as the special enforcer in the KOTM match. Joe
says he trusts himself and no one else and no matter what Nashís intentions
are, Joe will win the KOTM match and keep his title belt.
Lauren is backstage with Angelina Love and Velvet Sky, the
Beautiful People to show off their newest trading card. Sky has a street fight
tonight with O.D.B. Raisha Saeed and Awesome Kong appear to tell everyone that
Kong will find another victim tonight.
Street Fight Match
Velvet Sky representing the Beautiful People from the Big
With Angelina Love
O.D.B. from Minneapolis, MN
Accompanied by a spit cup?
ODB dumps her spit cup on Sky before Sky bails out of the
ring and ODB goes out behind her. Love makes a grab for ODB but ODB nails Love
and goes after Sky. The two enter the audience area. ODB plays the audience well
as the two fight their way through the crowd with the referee behind them. ODB
sends Sky over the guardrail and onto the entrance ramp. ODB rolls Sky back into
the ring but Love grabs ODB by the leg. Sky knocks ODB off of the ring apron and
Love goes to work on ODB before sending ODB back into the ring. Sky goes for the
cover and gets a two count. Sky bites ODB on the arm but ODB picks Sky up by the
hair and then delivers a few slaps to the chest. ODB throws Sky over the mat and
to onto the mat. Love is on the ring apron, ODB gets out of the way, kicks Sky,
sending her into Love, delivers a power slam to Sky, goes for the cover and gets
the win. Time: 4 minutes.
Winner: ODB with a power slam.
After the match, Love enters the ring and delivers a face
plant to ODB but Roxxi Laveaux enters the ring to help out ODB. Gail Kim enters
the ring and goes after them both. Someone else enters the ring to go after
Laveaux and then Kim. I believe this female wrestler is Mickie Knuckles, an Indy
wrestler who is known for her hardcore style of wrestling.
Black Machismo Jay Lethal was having a bachelor party last
night and the fans are showed a video clip of the party. The Guru Sonjay Dutt
appears to tell Lethal that he has something to tell him this Sunday. Cowboy
James Storm appears to pass out. BG James appears to tell Lethal to learn how to
keep his mouth shut and to learn how to take orders. Shark Boy appears to make
sure the party keeps going.
West and Tenay run down the matches for Slammiversary.
Tenay has an interview with Sting. Sting talks about Ric
Flair. Sting indicates that he is thinking about retirement.
The fans see a video about the King of the Mountain match.
X Division Match
Curry Man from Japan
Jimmy Rave representing Rock Ďn Rave Infection
With Christy Hemme
Chris Sabin representing the Motor City Machineguns from
Johnny Devine from Calgary, Canada
Kaz from Anaheim, CA
Curry Man and Sabin work together until Sabin goes for a roll
up pin on Curry Man. Kaz and Devine work against each other as Rave is out on
the apron ring. Kaz sends Devine over the top rope and to the floor outside the
ring. Rave takes Kaz down on the ring apron but Sabin delivers a suicide dive to
take out Rave. Devine comes off the top of the KOTM box to deliver a moonsault
and take out Sabin and Kaz and we go to COMMERCIAL BREAK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE
MATCH! Back to the ring, Rave and Kaz have ladders but Rave catches Kaz with the
ladder. During the commercial break, Rave pinned Curry Man. Rave has the X and
he climbs up the ladder as Sabin springboards off the top rope and drops Rave
and the ladder. Sabin covers Rave and gets the three count. Rave is in the
penalty box as Sabin starts up the ladder. Kaz throws a ladder at Sabin and
sends Sabin and the ladder down to the canvas. Sabin uses the X to deliver a
blow to Kaz and now both Kaz and Sabin are climbing ladders. Kaz is awesome in
ladder matches. Kaz knocks the X out of Sabinís hands as Curry Man in back in
the ring and everyone is down on the mat except Curry Man. Devine is back in the
ring to take down Curry. Devine starts setting up ladders against the rope.
Devine suplexes Curry on the ladder as Rave gets out of the penalty box. Sabin
delivers a ladder to Devineís abdomen, then delivers a slide kick to
Devineís face with a ladder and we go to SECOND COMMERCIAL BREAK IN THE MIDDLE
OF THE MATCH! Back to the action, Curry takes Rave and Devine down from the top
turnbuckle. Kaz and Sabin are on top of the penalty box exchanging blows. Sabin
delivers a cross body block into the ring to Curry. Devine puts a ladder up to
Kaz but Kaz stomps on the ladder, slamming the ladder into Devineís face. Kaz
then delivers a ladder drop to Rave, goes for the cover and gets the three
count. Devine delivers a roll up to Kaz and he gets the three count. Kaz and
Rave are now in the penalty box. Devine has the ladder up in the center of the
ring, grabs the X and starts to climb up the ladder. Sabin has Devine by the
leg, but Devine hops off the ladder and drops Sabin. Devine delivers a drop kick
to Sabinís head and Devine starts back up the ladder but Curry is behind him.
Curry delivers a spice rack, goes for the cover and gets the three count. Curry
slings Sabin off the rope and then throws him through the ropes to the floor.
Curry gets the ladder set up and starts up the ladder as Kaz is back in the ring
to go up the ladder and knock Curry to the mat. Kaz has the X and reaches up to
hang the X above the ring. Time: 10 minutes not counting commercial breaks.
Winner: Kaz by hanging the X above the ring.
Do you ever wonder why the X Division keeps getting shoved to
the backseat when the matches X Division workers put on are so entertaining and
exciting? It was busy, it was
thrilling and it was awesome.
$25,000.00 Fan Challenge
Awesome Kong, TNA Womenís Champion
With Raisha Saeed
Amber OíNeal from Greensboro, NC, Becky Bayless from NYC,
and Daffney, all Indy wrestlers appear at ringside but Kong and Saeed must
decide which one to wrestle Kong. Daffney is chosen. Commercial break before the
match begins. Daffney isnít extremely small but she is nowhere near the size
of Kong. Daffney rolls out of the ring but Kong follows her out. Daffney is now
down on the floor outside the ring. Kong slams her head first into the steel
guardrail surrounding the audience. Kong rolls Daffney back inside the ring.
Kong picks her up by the hair, delivers the awesome bomb, goes for the cover and
gets the win. Time: 2 minutes.
The audience sees a video of The Monster Abyss Ė something
about three more days before he is released from the mental hospital (?) he is
in at the present time.
Lauren is backstage with Nash and she asks about being
special enforcer match tonight and then at Slammiversary. Joe appears to ask
Nash about his special enforcer appearance at Slammiversary. Nash says that he
was upset about not being chosen to be in KOTR but Nash has to protect his
investment, which Joe. Nash says that he is getting tired of Joe yelling and
carrying on when all Nash has done is help Joe. Nash tells Joe that paranoia
will make him crazy.
Six Man Tag Team Match
Lance Hoyt representing Rock Ďn Rave Infection from Dallas,
With Christy Hemme
Kip James from FL
Cowboy James Storm from TN
Hernandez representing Latin American Exchange
TNA World Tag Team Champions
With Salinas and Hector Guerrero
Storm and Homicide begin the match. Homicide tags in
Hernandez. James enters the ring to stop Hernandez from pinning Storm. Hernandez
tags in Homicide. Jacqueline distracts Homicide and then goes after him out on
the floor. Salinas attempts to stop her and gets shoved to the floor. Guerrero
comes around the ring to drag Salinas back to her side of the ring as Storm
attempts to pin Homicide. Storm tags in Hoyt who goes for the cover but only
gets a two count before Homicide gets a shoulder off the mat. Hoyt tags in
James. During the match, Tenay informs the audience that that the match at
Slammiversay will be ODB, Laveaux & Kim versus Love, Sky & Mickie
Knuckles, who made her debut tonight as muscle for the Beautiful People.
Homicide makes it back to his feet but he runs into Jamesís elbow and is back
down on the mat. James tags in Storm. Storm and Homicide deliver clotheslines to
each other, Homicide tags in Morgan. Storm tags in James. Morgan clears the ring
of his opponents. Morgan comes off the top rope and drops James, but Hoyt goes
up to the top turnbuckle and delivers a moonsault to Morgan. Hernandez enters
the ring and he clears out the opponents before bringing him Homicide. They
deliver suicide dives to Storm and Hoyt on the floor, leaving James and Morgan
in the ring. Morgan goes for the cover and gets the win. Time: 7 minutes.
Morgan, Homicide & Hernandez of LAX
With Salinas & Hector Guerrero
JB is backstage with Petey Williams, Scott Steiner and Rhaka
Khan. Kaz now has a chance to face Williams for the X Division title. Steiner
says that Kaz canít win against Williams and as Williams takes the mic to
talk, JB says they are out of time.
If anyone wanted to watch the point/counterpoint garbage
between the Angles, go for it. Thatís
one of the reasons I use the DVR and fast-forward through this crap. Styles was
watching on the monitor in the back and JB asks him about what he just saw.
Fast forward buttons are so nice.
Another commercial break.
Tomko from Jacksonville, FL
AJ Styles from Gainesville, GA
Big Sexy Kevin Nash, Special Enforcer
I havenít missed the soap opera storyline that continues
throughout TNAís iMPACT. I donít know how many romantic rivalries TNA is
going to insist on having, but they are old and they are boring. If TNA wonders
why itís ratings have been going down, I just gave them a hint. Styles comes
out and starts the match before the bell rings and the match is going on outside
the ring until Styles rolls Tomko back into the ring. Styles uses the ropes and
a boot to choke Tomko. Styles and referee Earl Hebner have a few words over
Styles using the ropes in various ways to wear down Tomko. Tomko shoves Styles
across the ring, but Styles is right back to Tomko, beating on his head and
back. Tomko sends Styles over the top rope. AJ appeared to hit his arm on the
ring apron on his way to the floor and we go to COMMERCIAL BREAK IN THE MIDDLE
OF THE MATCH! Back to the ring, Styles is back in the ring, but he is favoring
his right arm. Styles delivers a drop kick and both men are down on the mat.
During commercial break, Nash broke up Tomko using the top rope to do further
damage to Stylesí arm. Styles has Tomko back down on the mat and as he sets up
for the Styles clash, Roode appears on the entrance ramp. Nash beats Roode up
the ramp and then stops Booker from
entering the ring. Styles nails Tomko with the peleg and comes off the top with
a frog splash to get the three count and the win. Time: 4 minutes less
Winner: AJ Styles with a frog splash
Booker enters the ring and attacks Nash with a chair. Styles
tries to help Nash, Roode enters the ring, Rhino and Cage enter the ring, as
does Team 3D. LAX is now in the ring, Joe appears to get into the fray. Joe goes
to work on Booker. Nash has the chair and tries to nail Booker but Booker ducks
and Joe gets nailed by the chair.